A Letter from the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in our Emergency Medicine Residency Program In 2013 we will be celebrating 40 years as the oldest community-based EM residency program in the country. We are a three year residency program, affiliated with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).
We are accredited for 11 PGY1 EM residency positions per year. We provide excellent clinical and academic education. We are accredited as a Level I Trauma Center and Stroke and Chest Pain Centers. Our clinical volume is excellent with more than 100,000 visits spread amongst our main ED our three freestanding state of the art community EDs.
Our educational program is tightly integrated. We use a monthly topic system for residents assigned to the ED, Readings, conference lectures, oral board and simulation cases, and online tests are related to the designated monthly topic. We provide protected academic time to EM1 residents for topic readings, online testing, online lecture viewing, Simulation Learning Center activities, ultrasound practice, as well as resident wellness activities.
Our strongest asset is our teaching faculty. We have worked hard to develop a diverse teaching staff representing EM residencies and medical schools from across the country. Our Chair, Dr. Nick Jouriles, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and past president of national ACEP. As the Program Director, I am a recent past president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Dr. Carol Cunningham of our clinical faculty is the Ohio State EMS Director. Additionally, we have faculty recognized nationally for teaching, publishing, and service to our specialty.
Once again, thank you for your interest in our program. For more information, contact Medical Education at (800) 732-2852 or the EM Residency Office at 330-344-6326.
Our Graduate Medical Education catalog, should answer many of your questions about training at AGMC and life in the Akron area. Angie South, our Residency Coordinator [Angie.South@AkronGeneral.org] and I are available to assist you as you apply to our program.